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Saturday July 23rd, 2022 morning edition

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint news briefing with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (not seen), as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine July 11, 2022.

July 22 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said a ceasefire with Russia without reclaiming lost territories would only prolong the war, according to an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Friday.

He warned that a ceasefire that allows Russia to keep Ukrainian territories seized since the invasion in February would only encourage an even wider conflict, giving Moscow an opportunity to replenish and rearm for the next round.

Zelenskiy also spoke about U.S.-supplied high mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS), saying, "the Western supplies of Himars, while making a material difference, are much lower than what Ukraine needs to turn the tide.".

"Freezing the conflict with the Russian Federation means a pause that gives the Russian Federation a break for rest," the Wall Street Journal reported, citing comments by Zelenskiy.

"A more pressing need is air-defense systems that could prevent Russia from raining long-range missiles on otherwise peaceful cities hundreds of miles from the front lines," Zelenskiy added.

Referring to the deal signed with Russia to reopen grain exports Zelenskiy said, "Diplomatic concessions to Moscow might stabilize the markets somewhat, but would only provide a temporary respite and boomerang in the future.". »

Steve Bannon found guilty of contempt for defying January 6 committee subpoena

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(CNN) A federal jury has found former Trump adviser Steve Bannon guilty of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack .

Bannon is one of two uncooperative witnesses to be charged so far by the Justice Department for contempt of Congress.

"Steve Bannon is being punished now because he defied a congressional subpoena, DOJ charged him, they got their conviction. »

Immortals Fenyx Rising is getting a Polynesian-themed spin-off, it’s been claimed

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Ubisoft‘s mythological open-world adventure game Immortals Fenyx Rising is set to receive a Polynesian-themed spin-off, it’s been claimed.

“Ubisoft Quebec‘s sequel to Immortals Fenyx Rising is not a proper sequel.

Further reading 11 Immortals Fenyx Rising review: A bland Zelda tribute Derivative and dull, Immortals’ great visuals can’t make up for a consistently bland experience. »

Josh Hawley ran 7.2 in the 40 at the January 6 combine

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Twitter video is capped at 40 frames-per-second, so we now have it ... Josh Hawley ran a 7.2 in the 40 at the Capitol Building on January 6th, 2021.

Most importantly, is Josh Hawley faster than Rich Eisen, who routinely runs the 40 in a suit at the combine?

In 2022 Eisen ran the 40 in 6.16 seconds, and Eisen is 53 years old to Hawley’s 42. »

What Happens If Russia Cuts Off Gas to Europe?

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Firstly, can you give us some background on the European energy sector: How much gas does Europe get from Russia?.

Russia did not initially reduce gas flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline but obviously the risk premium in the market started to lift prices.

Russia claimed this was due to technical issues, but Germany labelled the gas reduction as politically motivated. »